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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    April 1805 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Argus, born 18 (artist)
    Williams (etcher)
    Knight, C. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand coloured etching cut within the plate, ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.4640-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print depicitng Viscount Melville (Henry Dundas), William Pitt, Samuel Whitbread, Charles James Fox and George III (peering through the window) as the principle characters of the 'Beggars Opera'. Published in London by C. Knight

Physical description

Etched and hand coloured print depicting 'a Scene from the Beggars Opera the Principal Characters by his Majestys Servants'.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

April 1805 (published)

Artist/maker

Argus, born 18 (artist)
Williams (etcher)
Knight, C. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

hand coloured etching cut within the plate, ink and wash on paper

Dimensions

Height: 24.4 cm Print size, Width: 34.6 cm Print size

Descriptive line

Print depicitng Viscount Melville, William Pitt, Samuel Whitbread, Charles James Fox and George III as the principal characters of the Beggars Opera. Published in London by C. Knight in April 1805, Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink; Wash

Techniques

Print-making; Painting; Hand-colouring; Etching (corroding)

Subjects depicted

Satire; Caricature

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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